Washington Advocacy Intern Committee to Protect Journalists - New York, NY $13.25 an hour Internship Reports to: Washington Advocacy Manager Location: Washington, D.C. About CPJ Founded in 1981, the Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, non-profit organization defending journalists worldwide without regard to their political ideology. Through its work to safeguard journalists, CPJ protects the rights of all people to have access to diverse and independent sources of information. Background The Committee to Protect Journalists is seeking a qualified student to fill the position of Washington Advocacy Intern. The position is a full-time, exempt position based in Washington, D.C. The internship will begin in June 2019 and last through the end of August 2019, with an option to extend through December. The Washington Advocacy Intern will report to the Washington Advocacy Manager. Primary Responsibilities: * Support CPJ's Washington advocacy strategy, in consultation with the Washington Advocacy Manager, to contribute to regional and global campaigns by leveraging U.S. government authority to help free imprisoned journalists and secure justice in cases of murdered journalists. * Help identify and cultivate key advocacy targets and develop relationships with government officials, Washington institutions, the media and civil society communities. * Track CPJ issues and work closely with the manager and regional programs to identify and take advantage of opportunities to increase visibility and the use of CPJ research and expertise in public messaging, hearings, resolutions, and events. * Attend meetings with Congressional officials, take notes, and ensure notes and contacts are circulated, and trackers updated. * Assist in scheduling meetings for staff experts and visiting individual journalists with policymakers and Washington-based media or organizations. * Provide logistical planning and day-of support for relevant CPJ events. * Help to draft Washington advocacy materials, including letters, one-pagers, etc. * Participate in wider-ranging advocacy department initiatives, campaigns and projects. Education: Required: * College degree (or working towards completion of one). Preferred: * Academic focus on political science, international affairs, communications or a related field. Qualifications Required: * Knowledge of Congress and the Administration, and other government bodies. * Knowledge of media relations and social media. * Capable of managing multiple projects at once, and working on hard deadlines. Preferred: * Experience working with or in partnership with other organizations. * Experience working remotely or with remote team members. * Experience in journalism. Salary: $13.25 per hour How to apply Please e-mail a resume and cover letter and references to [email protected] and include "Washington Advocacy Intern" in the subject line.